Children’s Hospital Radiothon Raises More Than $888,000 for Lifesaving Equipment and Critical Programs
November 10, 2021
It has been a heart-warming two days of residents from all four corners of the province, connecting by phone or online, to show love and support for Saskatchewan’s most vulnerable patients. Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Radiothon has just wrapped up its 20th year of broadcasting and this year, has raised $888,961 for lifesaving equipment and critical programming at Saskatchewan’s only dedicated maternal and children’s hospital.
Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Radiothon presented by CIBC Wood Gundy was broadcast on 25+ radio stations across Saskatchewan. Donations from this year’s event will be used to enhance provincial pediatric trauma care, improve epilepsy services and increase capacity in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.
“A heart-felt THANK YOU to Saskatchewan, for taking the time to listen and respond to our children and their families. Every contribution that was made will support sick babies and children throughout the province, giving them added hope in their health care journey. Our success can only be measured by those who help us, help the kids. We also extend genuine appreciation to our radio partners who brought to light the experiences of Saskatchewan children and their families in need of support,” said Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The Foundation further extends its gratitude to matching sponsors Gord and Barb Broda of Prince Albert, presenting sponsor CIBC Wood Gundy, and the many families, individuals, and businesses across Saskatchewan who joined this year’s event including The Hudye Group who were inspired by matching sponsor, Gord & Barb Broda, and generously gifted $150,000. The Foundation would also like to thank event sponsors CP, SaskTel, Save-on-Foods, Saskatchewan Blue Cross, Affinity Credit Union, Federated Co-operatives Limited, Crescent Point, Viterra, GMR Electric, Jump.ca, Information Services Corporation, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan, Enbridge, Schaan Healthcare, Mine Supply Co, FFUN Group, Geransky Bros. Construction, CommAlert, as well as all of our broadcasting media partners.
“On behalf of CIBC Wood Gundy, I would like to thank the people of Saskatchewan for their continued generosity in supporting the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Radiothon. Your donations will allow families from across this province access to timely and specialized care. We at CIBC Wood Gundy believe that the health and well-being of Saskatchewan children is one of the most important causes that we can make a contribution toward. Thank you again for your commitment to the same cause,” said Todd Dixon, Branch Manager, CIBC Wood Gundy Regina Branch.
More than $14.8 million has been raised for Saskatchewan kids and moms in hospital since the very first Radiothon 20 years ago.